When creating a new sequence, you have the option of associating that sequence with an existing preview, or creating a "Quick Preview". To create a Quick Preview, click on the "Quick Preview" tab in the New Musical Sequence or New Animation Sequence dialog. It only requires 3 pieces of information:
1.Sequence Name. This defaults to today's date, but you can change it to whatever you want; however, it cannot be blank.
2.Tell it what kind of devices you are connecting to. This can be either be:
•Light-O-Rama devices, or
•DMX devices, or
•"I do not know what I am connecting to yet". If you choose this option, the sequence you create will not control any lights; but allows you to defer your decision for later. When you come to a decision and are ready to control lights, you will need to open this preview in Preview Design and change the props to another Device Type.
3.The number of channels the sequence will control.
The Quick Preview tab
Using the choices shown above would result in the following sequence. The 16 channels are listed down the left side. The name of the preview is shown to the right of the green check mark.
A sequence grid created using Quick Preview
Using the choices shown above would result in the preview shown below. The 16 stars represent the 16 channels. If the Playback Window is visible when the sequence is played in the Sequencer, then the stars will turn on and off according to the effects in your sequence. The preview will be listed on the Previews Window just like any other the preview.
A preview created using Quick Preview